Off White Lies
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After years of living apart from her dad, Libby, an introverted yet sharp-witted teenager, is sent to live with him is Israel. Her arrival coincides with the outbreak of the second Lebanon war. Libby quickly discovers that her dad, Shaul, is an infantile eccentric, and that he is 'in-between apartments' (in other words, homeless). Shaul comes up with a creative plan to put a roof over their heads - they pose as refugees from the bombarded northern region of Israel, and are taken in by a well-off family in Jerusalem. Finally in a 'normal' household, Shaul and Libby begin to… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The performances are so uniformly good that it's a shame the characters are stuck with such a listless plot."
‑ Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post
"A fairly generic father-daughter story ..."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"Making the most of its likable leads, the script (by Ms. Kenig and Dana Dimant) maintains an amused, nonjudgmental tone ..."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"An Israeli drama about a father-daughter reunion that is twisted by lies and high expectations."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Perhaps because of the film's concern with never overplaying its dramatic hand, the resolution feels too perfunctory ..."
‑ Andrew Schenker, Village Voice
"Elya Inbar is a surprisingly commanding screen presence, but she's contending with a screenplay plagued by contrivance--a battle few could win."
‑ Calum Marsh, Slant Magazine
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